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Lotus Esprit Rover 25

12 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 100 bhp

260 kw. vs 74 kw.

71% or 250 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 240 nM 40% or 160 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 9.9 sec. 5.1 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 113 mph 57 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 53.76 mpg 153% or 32.52 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 68.21 mpg 125% or 37.88 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 39.2 mpg 178% or 25.08 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 50 liters 32% or 23 liters
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

8 reasons to buy Rover 25

Engine and transmission
Better compression 19.5 vs 8.0 59% or 11.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 84.5 mm vs 83 mm 2% or 1.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 88.9 mm vs 81 mm 9% or 7.9 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 93 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 119% or 111 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 1130 kg vs 1380 kg 22% or 250 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Rover 25

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 4200 RPM 35% or 2300 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1994 cm3 43% or 1512 cm3 more
Engine position Mid-mounted vs Front transverse
Cylinders location V8 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 3999 mm 8% or 370 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1688 mm 10% or 195 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1395 mm 18% or 245 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 185/55 R15
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 185/55 R15
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 15" alloy wheels
Style of wheels OZ/ 6 spokes vs TURBINE
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)